French Polynesia - Coconut Crab Stew

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Baby Kato

This recipe is by Patty Inglish, MS and has been posted here for the Zwt-7 tour of the South Pacific. The coconut crab is named the coconut crab, because it eats coconuts, which it finds by climbing. It has a taste similar to lobster and can be cooked in a similar way to lobsters, either boiling or steaming them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the raw crab meat in a bowl with all the spices and minced garlic.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to one hour, allowing the crab meat to marinate.
  3. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and add in the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.
  4. Pour the crab mixture into a large pot over low heat; cook until the liquid is reduced by half and serve over hot rice.

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